Given Name KAY (2)

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, he is portrayed as an unrefined boor.
VARIANTS: Cai (Welsh Mythology), Cai (Arthurian Romance)
SAME SPELLING: Kay (1), Kay (3)


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Entry updated September 1, 2013